Yuvraj Singh’s timing of choosing and skipping Ranji Trophy 2018-19 matches has not gone well with the fans. Ahead of the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL 2019) auction, which was held on December 18, Yuvraj made himself available for the ongoing Ranji Trophy for Punjab. He played three matches for the team and now as the IPL 2019 auctions are over, Yuvraj decided to skip Punjab’s match against Hyderabad. Yuvraj Singh Picked by Mumbai Indians Team in IPL Player Auction 2019; Sourav Ganguly Send Good Wishes.
Yuvraj’s decision to give Ranji Trophy game a miss has irked fans who have alleged the southpaw of being selfish. Fans evidently were upset with senior cricketers decision. One of the Twitter users wrote, “He played just for ipl auction, After the auctions were over, opted out of todays match against hyderabad, such a selfish player [sic].”
Another Twitter user alleged that in the three matches Yuvraj played in the buildup to the 2019 IPL auction the senior cricketer blocked youngster’s place in the team. The fan wrote: “I love Yuvraj as much as anyone and will always respect his contribution to our white ball cricket, but taking a youngster's place at this stage of his career was a disappointing decision.” Yuvraj Singh has a Message for his Mumbai Indians’ Captain Rohit Sharma; Sachin Tendulkar Welcomes him On Board.
• Yuvraj made himself available for 3 Ranji games before the #IPLAuction
• Fails to make any impact, yet gets picked by best friend Zaheer Khan at base price in the Auction.
• Off for Christmas with friends.
Punjab cricket continues to let itself be expolited by it's stars.
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) December 21, 2018
Are yuvraj to mujhe kabhi batsman laga hi nahi... Most over rated player...
— BeSaBRiYaa'n (@Delhiite_) December 21, 2018
Where else Irfan Pathan is not even named even though he is having a good ranji.
— Fahad Naseem Sayed (@fahdsayd7) December 21, 2018
He played just for ipl auction,
After the auctions were over, opted out of todays match against hyderabad, such a selfish player
— King Rohit (@KingRoh56371584) December 22, 2018
Manipulative cricketer with dubious credentials
— Tenacious Dandelion (@heer3967) December 21, 2018
In three games, Yuvraj had an opportunity to bat four times and returned with scores of 24, 4, 9 and 41. He also picked two wickets. At the 2019 IPL auction, Yuvraj was picked by Mumbai Indians for his base price of INR 1 Crore. The left-handed batsmen went unsold in the first round and was later snapped by the Rohit Sharma-led side.